Healthcare Debate Between College Republicans and College Democrats Finds No Practical Solution

by Sarah Nahrgang Monday night, the Penn State College Republicans and College Democrats had their first debate of the semester. Beginning a little after 8 PM in 158 Willard and moderated by UPUA’s Governmental Affairs Committee, the debate focused on the topic of healthcare. Debating for the College Republicans were club member William McCarter, Vice President Reagan McCarthy, and Treasurer Riley Compton, who said their favorite Presidents were Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and Calvin Coolidge, respectively. Debating for the…

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The Atlantic Responds to Right-Wing Populism on Campus

by Kevin Fenchak In Elaine Godfrey’s piece on the civil war taking place in College Republicans chapters across the country, the left-leaning Atlantic spends surprisingly little time disparaging Trump’s populist base, astounding for a magazine known as a magnet for GOP establishment whiners and former NYT writers. Among the representatives of this movement at Penn State, the piece has been surprisingly well-received. In fact, Godfrey gets certain things right that most coverage of the divide within the Republican party misses,…

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College Republicans Host a Disappointing “Truth Week”

by Sarah Nahrgang This Monday and Tuesday, the Penn State College Republicans hosted their annual “Truth Week.” Lasting only two days, not a whole week, the series featured two speakers: Austin Petersen on Monday and Kimberly Corban on Tuesday. Being that College Republicans is a fairly large organization here at Penn State and nationwide, with chapters on over 1,800 campuses across the country, it was expected that these events would receive a decent turnout. Instead, attendance was quite low,…

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